In every field when someone starts his work, he just get sort of nervous. Some could manage that nervousness and performs well and some could not. In cricket also some performs marvelously on his first day, some could not. We will discuss about those Indian Batsmen who get highest scores in their debut match against England in England.

5. Sudhir Naik: A courageous right-hand opening batsman, Sudhir Naik went as one of the candidates for the opening batsman’s slot on the 1974 tour of England. He played total 3 matches and 6 innings in his career. He made his debut against England in 1974 at Birmingham. He scored 4 runs (off 19 balls) in First innings and 77 runs off 165 ball) in second innings i.e. total of 81 runs. India lost that series. He is at number 5th position on this list.

4. Rahul Dravid: ‘The Indian Wall’ Rahul Dravid is standing at number 4th position. He was probably one of the last classical and grammatically correct Test match batsmen. He played his debut match against England at Lords in 1996. He scored 95 runs off 267 balls in one and only innings of that match. He played 164 matches in his Test career.

3. Cotar Ramaswami: the left handed batsman Cotar Ramaswami is at 3rd rank in this list. In first-class games he topped the Test averages ahead of such contemporaries as Vijay Merchant, Mushtaq Ali and CK Nayudu. He made his debut in the second Test at Old Trafford and at the age of 40 years, 37 days, the second oldest Indian to make a debut. He scored 40 runs in the first innings and 60 runs in the second innings i.e.  100 runs in 1936.

2. Sourav Ganguly: ‘The Bengal Tiger’ Sourav Ganguly made his debut against England at Lords in 1996. He played a magnificent innings and scored 131 runs and took 3 wickets in that match. His class, talent, elegance was seen by whole world.  Despite being a batsman who combined grace with surgical precision in his strokeplay, his career had spluttered to a standstill before being resurrected by a scintillating hundred on debut at Lord’s in 1996. He is standing at 2nd position in this list.

1. Abbas Ali Baig: in the last but not in the list Abbas Ali Baig is standing at top of this list. A classy right-hand strokeplayer, Abbas Ali Baig remains one of the tragic figures of Indian cricket. For a man of his talent and skill, only ten Tests over a first class career that stretched over two decades was scant reward. He made his debut against England at Manchester, 1959. He scored 26 runs in the first innings and 112 runs in the second innings i.e. 138 runs of that match.

 

Player Name

Runs

1. Abbas Ali Baig

138

2. Sourav Ganguly

131

3. Cotar Ramaswami

100

4. Rahul Dravid

95

5. Sudhir Naik

81